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' 17AWAIIAN 0A7RTTK;'.: TUESDAY, MA J91flr r-SEMI-WET.fa.Y.
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Another ; Array? For
Supreme, Effort V
VTKV;Y,ORK,' May S (Asso-
v ciat,cd lYessJ mf- Unmistak
able vjdehtej that
the !Waflirtpreparing for
another anf an even more -power-nil
tbru,Hagam.$t the Allied lines
In Flanders.' The tremendous
losses inflicted tioii the hosts of
von Arnim,jn his drives of the
last ten "days have forced him in
to inactivity, hut it is now con
ceded that he has brought up a
larger i army of fresh troops and
is on ihc eve of another tremen
The Allies arc preparing to
meet . this and are heavily
strengthening their positions on
both sides of the Lye salient. It
is expected that the coming of
fensive' will- be launched either
south, with Bethune as its objec
tive, of north with the object of
driving the Allies from the chain
of hills west and "north of Mont
. MUCH SHELLING
Yesterday norting .the Gen
iiiiWpi. the& ihlft "position, tons
of ex"pfifv- wer hurled against
Scherpertbfifg "and ' "Monjt Rouge
th'&ughodt" the day.the British
and Ireoch guns replying hotly.
During this bombardment the Al
lies. held themselves ready to re
spulse the expected infantry at
tacks fqr which the hurricane fire
appeared to be a preliminary, but
no German infantry moved for
ward. In the afternoon, when
the shelling had lulled, the Allies
surprised the Germans by them
selves taking the initiative, the
British moving forward into new
and stronger positions before Me
teren and the; French strengthen
ing their line at Locre. A Ger
man counter offensive of a local
nature at Loeuii was thrown
During tKe, ejnia'n bombard
ment,' which began at five o'clock,
the opening shelling, ofWavicst
nature was agarnst the lines'north
of la .Clytte aid squth of Mont
Rouge. The'iiVllie were well pre
pared for thjjs, while tjie greater
part, of the German shelling was
wild, the water being hay and
the work of the observers much
hampered. ;r: ' ' ' V,
Paris reports spirited artillery
bombardments 6n the'Avre River,
tyut np infantry - engagements of
consequence at any, part, qf the
French front. , , u
The- only news of the day's
battling sent out from Berlin by
wireless was of alleged French
counter attacks against Kemmel
And Bailleul, which "failed with
heavy enemy losses", Berlin
THE LAST THROW
Geneva despatches; state that
Germany is now scraping to
gether the last of her man power
and throwing it into the western
fighting. The available reserves
have alt been sent into France
and Ffanders, these including the
youths kept until now in the re
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i 'WASHINGTON, May f Associate rreaal-Aftar an Infos artillm flr
Jvy taa Amwrican battarloa which avldaatly aiade tha anemy position for ' toA
alderabl distance behind tha ntBglmrU vatenabla, American Infantry force
yesterday tnada a raid an complataly ietroyed the lallant.
; Haavy hallinff prcdd tb raid and whn th Amarlrin fort, had in
tratad the eaUngWmeota. and antorM tha treaehaa racantrjr o'cuptd br tha
Gfirmaaa ao Urinj( trachea wara to ba found along the entire front of alx hundred
yarda. Thy then prtweeded to b)o up at) 6f the enemy work and completer?
eliminated thia aalient. Thfa waa told la tneaattgea from the: American front, re
ceived by tha war department yaeterdny aftarnoon
Batoning from the battle front la France and from attending the riieettng
of the MiaretM wa eounctl, PreaUer Lloytl George highly pratatd the Ainerlean
fdrM,la Loadea yentorday, , He oatd thoea how in the fighting were ahowing a
kpteadtd fighting eharaeter and that many wore wera eomlpg into the flghtUig
."..".0Bth Md thelr P'" ' training entop taken by aew arrivale from
tha United Btatea.
,; . Bart Berry, the Aviated Prw. .rre,ond..t at IWh kd,,HL ' 'h" n. " 71
ha Wn decorated with tha legioa of koaor. Another Amerimn PorreHion,lenl " LaDOrer Insures COfl
ana inrea xtricien eorreapondenta nave alao been decorated. .
Casualties given out by tha war department yeiiterday for th army mint
bere.1 aighty-aia. Three were killed In action, flre died at niin.i. tm.r
aaaideatally killed, lxt? four were wounded, fourteen aeverely, and one man
' Among the marlnea the raaualtiaa were nine, Of Whom one wax killed in ac
tion, three died of wonnda and are were alightly wOmd'd.
SEVENTY-FIVE AIRPLA NES
SHOT DOWN YESTERDA Y
May, 8 (Ataoelated
Pre There waa lateae air nghr
ing yvaterday on atl the trarioaa battle
frenta, wiVh the Entente alrmea ataitf
taining their anpiemacy and proving-
vicforloui in a great maioritv of the
many eombata. '
The German attempts to direct their
bombardments of the British and
French positions in Flanders bronght
about numerous air lights, the Allied
svli.tor sweepine over their positions
and driv.ru the Hun machine! . back.
in me ruurse or tne aay taa isrlttaa :
riyera none accounted for thirrr-six
uerman luanes, tne majority or which '
were anot own and destroyed. la thia
TURKS IN PALESTINE ESSA Y AN
ATTACK-ARE HELD AND ROUTED
IX)NDON, May 0-( Associated Preaa)
A Turkish offensive against a aea
tioa of the lines in Palestine drawn
by General Allenby from the Jordan
River to the coast was launched yes
terday, resulting not only ia the re-.
pulse or tne Ottomans but the complete
routing of the attacking column.
The Turks advanced to the number
ATLANTA. Ifav 4 ( Asuncisted
Pre'aaAa attempt to make a whole
sale delivery af the German prisoners
interned t Fort; JfoPheropn has been
u4pad,4aha ,bud,hy.tha.Uiaaavery of
'.Pj'Thr'Pormeiiaj. working by
af the pkt ha. rewrite in fllllag
the tunnel and a stricter guard
w. a. a,
SHORTAGE OF OIL IS
WI N G I
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WASHINOTON May 4-(AaaoeUted
Preaa) Secretary of Interior Lane to
day declared that the oil aituaUon is
u kuh mat aivcr bizij uajrs iiiui,
railroads and war industries will De
ihiaKIa tn .K,ailn nil nnljtAa uima . 1 pa .
tic action is taken. The oil land leas
ing bill ia still nnpaased
ia etui nnpaased.
put out of action
LONDOX, May 4 (Associated
Press) Newa has been received here
that one of the big German guns ia
the forest of St. Gobain has been put
out of action by a direct flre from
a French gun. The hit tore the big
gnn ' emplacement to pieces.
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PEACE EMISSARY THOUGHT
TO BE NOW IN ENGLAND
LONDON' tay 5 (Associated
Preae')i-It is" declared' 4olay by well
informed men that there ia already a
., lii Vn.rl.n Tt U
believed that such emissary is a diplo-
mat of a neutral country who Is act -
log on behalf of Berlin, chiefly in a
soundlug of sentiment to learn the
proper moment for the launching of the
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serve depot? in Alsace-Lorraine.
Further details' of the huge
flood of German dead and wound
ed flowing "back from the French
and Belgian' fronts have come
from Belgium via Amsterdam.
Long trains full of ''wounded
t li: -A.. j f i i .;
iiuiij i n.aiuj ai(U r lauuci j i CROUP.
following each othej: ,in almost) Thia disease i so dangerous and so
continuous succession 6n the Na- r"l,,'t iB ,KX development that every
.. ... mother of young children Should be pre-
mur-Liege railway. The rolling ,,Bred for it.) ft Jr vory rlaky to wait
stock is so overcrowded that it th" tt(,k "UP p
, then scad foe medicine and let the child
is necessary to use coaj-cars to suffer uutil it can be, obtained. Cham
carry the wounded. In Belgium 'rl"i"'!1 ?:h Rw1y i prompt and
, al t. i t eftectual and has never been known to
not only the hospitals but con- fnil In any yase. Always have a bottle
vents schools and factories are '" vr sale by all dealers.
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overcrowded with the wounded.
, llgt ting the Britlah loet evn maehlnaa.
, The Italian frout waa active for tha
airmen during the day, the enemy aria-
tor being eepeeially in evidence la
obaervatian trips over the Anglo-Ital
1 teert Austrian and Herman ,;rt,i.
were ahot down.
A wireless despatch from Berlin
Itatea that the Entente on all fronta
yeeterday, . lost twenty Ave airplaaea
and two balloons.
! Admittifle the Berlin rUim, .l.ik tl,
not correspond to the figures offlaial-
ry submitted By the Entente command-
era. the total eneme n a m.
rklnea for the dat as comnarcd to
tr-ave for the Entente.
af several thousand, attempting to ef.
feet; a surprises They were met by, the
Tommies with a resistance that threw
them back in eonfneioo, taking advant
age of which the British charged, and
scattered tha attackers. v.'
When the battle ended, the British
had moved forward, had killed a large
anmber of the enemy and had taken
B0.ME' U7 -(AMOciated Press)
govcrnweni oa. reira.n
4 om closing tha International In
, atltbU at AgtieoJtnra, owing to the ef
)tiri Dld tabin. It'e American
i'V iTvfoV.rnment kad cond
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withheld, frdaa Oatmany Its publisbed
report on'. tHe World's food supply
Oertaia tuspielona were entertained by,
the government concerting some of the
employee of tha lastltate. As the in
stitute eoasideri itself a aeutral organl
cation, it baa continued to give it
reports ita Germany a before the war
although, alnea 1914, Germany has not
I furnished soy. agticultural reports to
' the institute. Before tha War Ger
Banr WM M it itMBgMt iupport
era, Eeeehtly it waa charged that the
German governmaift had tried to ob
tala control, Of tt.
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Fall of Heavy Sand Box At Ho
nolulu iron Works' Kills One,
lavid KamaJta, a Hawaiian, thirty
live years of age residing on Ilaniwai
Htreet died at tha receiving hospital
yesterday evening k Ave o'clock as a
result of being eruahed under a hea'vy
sundhoi and a mass of timber in the
moulding shop at the Honolulu Iron
Henry Belle, who was working with
Kamaka at the time; escaped with
severe lacerations of the scalp, which
, were treated at tne receiving hosDital.
According to ' U polioe, Kamaka
1 alld B,," were working undor a heavy
traveling crane which ia used in the
moulding shop when the acoident oc
! 'ured. The eraae ia traveling across
' the shop disloTlired a heavy, aandbox
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w,,. u rruini inivugo some neavy
timber aud landed oa Kamaka. His
skull was fractured and h was also
i-ruahed about the chest. v Kamaka and
Krlle were taken to tha receiving hos
pital where the former died about a
half hour after hia arrival. The in
juries to Belle are not aeriou.
According to a report at police head
quurtera Kamaka was to have been
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Benson, Smith Co., Ltd
IS SAVED BY
CRUSHED TO DEATH
ON EVE OF WEDDING
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UllLU U I1LUUIIU
Collier Tuckahoe To Be Launch-
ed Twenty-six Days After
Laying of Keel
COUNTRY IS 0N EVE
l.',;- OF GREAT EXPANSION
Agreement Between Builders and
, WASHINGTON'. Mn.v 5 (Asmielatad
Press) With the humrlilng of the eol
tier Tuckahoe to.lay n new world's re
nfd in ship biillilinn will have hen es
tablished. Hardly hn one new record,
deemed start ling, been male befoN an
yen more aurprisinn record supplant
It. The Tuckahoe will be launched
twenty-seven ilayn after the hiving a?
tha keel. He.iatiac f tin- spee,f shown
ia construction more thsn ordinary Ini
twrtanee attarlirn tn t li h- launching or
the collier. ,
SHIP BOARD TELLS .
OF OUTPUT FOR YEAR
' WASHINGTON, M:,v 4 fOmelali-
The country in on tin- t-v- of a tromen
loita expawnicm in it mcn-liant marine
Thia ia insured lv nn uKrecinent wlilcli
ha beea reacheil bi-tvitvii the govern
ftient, ship building 'iinrcrn ami th
workmen whereby a tlilc and -rertaii
Wage scale in determine,! and will bt
Maintained and other .-onilltlona ad
uted. BeprcciitBti .-i of labor have
announced their enm,lete tlfactiof
with the arrangeuirnt.
The Shipping linar.l niinnnnces tha'
2.16" ateel and wooden vowel will be
attached during the present year. Thit
will give an ridded toi,iinj;e of 1,440,827
The shipping boHrd m now operating
tS7 ship yards which mntnin 763 ways
V ' r , -' w. a s.
Agreement Is Reached On Bil
and Senate Immediately Adopts
WASHINGTON, May .1 ( Associated
Prexa) Agreement in .-onferenee wat
reached yesterday on the Sedition Bili
did immediately on the reeeint of thr
L"eport of its 'committee by the nenate
he report wax adopted and sent to
the house where it may he paxxed or
Extreme and severe penalties are in
lil ted unilr this nirtomire upon those
who may be found guilty of the olTeuMer
which are defined asseditious. It was to
this bllt that Senator Chamberlain offer
ed an amendment for trial by court
nartial instead of by the court but
his proposal was voted down.
The measure is designed to covet
itteranc.es as well a actioua and ii
'SsHy the most important measure that
has been panned since the cupionni
Mil so far as governing the conduct o
'Itizens and residents of the country
luring the war.
Supervision of travel of America!
ltizuns, ho a h to guard the count n
igaiust spies and other enemy agents
Is provided under broad towers con
ferred by a bill pending in the house
with the Administration and Foreign
AffairM Committee as ita sponsors.
w. a. a. . .
Course of the President In Com
muting Death ' Sentences
Supports Baker's Policy
WASH 1NOTON, May 5 (Associated
Press)--ln the opinion of many tin
action of President Wilaon in commut
ing the death penalty for four Tinted
States Mold nun convicted of soriout
derelii-tioii from duty ia an n
of the poller of Secretary
Haker that the death penalty should
not lie indicted except, in certain pe
The 1'iemdent yesterday announced
thut he lind reiewed the evidence and
the (linling in four court inurtin'
-aseit in kImi-Ii sentence of death hitd
been proiiouneeil and decided tn dix
approve of the findings. In two in
stances he commuted the sentence tluit
the prisonerx Khoiild be shot to prison
terniM mid in the other two instance
the men weie pardoned.
Two men had been conii-ted of
flagiHtit tliiohediencc to ordern and the
sentence it coiniiiuteil to impriKoumcut
for three yenrs. The other two en
convicted of sleeping when on post inn'
these two the President has pardoned
. w. a. a.
10 LOAN IS LARGE
WASHINOTON, May 4 (Associated
l'resM -The l.itierty Loan is "over
the top." Announcement waa made at
the treasury department early today
Hint reports at that time showed the
oversiil'scription to be six and three
iliifirtcrs millions nliove the three lnl
lion minimum set for the eanipiun
Ti v ersnliscripl ion is really verj
much hut.'ci ;ik ictnriis coining in show
and it Kill oc r eral days iiefoie the
I fluul ligui e are l now u.
SEDITION WILL D
Mich Like Slavery;;- .
It t a
is me oi
Those Baftk nf 1 inos Ara Cnrrftrl
By Germany To Undergo Peril!
KKJOM-H fTLOST, May 5 (Aaao
eiated i'ress) Life among the French
civilians behind the German line ia
the occupied departments of Prance
has become almost slavery. The Op
pressed people have to submit to restric
tion depriving them ef all the usual
amenities of human existence. Details
of the terrorising process latrodured
by the Hermans, which is daily beeora-
'ing morn severe, hsve reached -the eor
respondent nf the Associated Preaa from
a number of centers where the German
army holds possession. , .
According to some of these communi
cations everybody that i to aay, tnea
women aitd children -d forced to Warlt
for the German cnnipierori, eepeeially
in the country districts and towns near
the front. One young woman and (b
is only one among many tell how the
was made to fell trees in the forest
of Saint Oohain, which was unuer eon-
itanf (jiinfire, while in the same trleia
ity all the supply column fo the
'.roop In the most dangerous parte ftf
be line were formed of French eittl
iana. Ail Produce Taken V
In the neighborhood of Caiohral hll
tgricultural work is carried eut bt
the peasants under the surveillance' oi
'ierinan soldiers and wbea the preduee
ripe it is' all requisitioned JSy .the
jjllitary authorities. The factories la
the city itself have been robbed at
iheir nmoKiuery with the resalt that
arge numbers of workers have beea re
lured to semi starvation and. eons
mcnt sickness. At the end of 191
here, were still 70(H) inhabitant la the
ity, all of whom were compelled to
take refuge in the cellars.
In most parts of the country the
Spanish-Dutch relief, which ha take
the place of the American Belief Corn
mission, goes on normally, but it i
asserted that the German authorities
manage to obtain possession of a por
tion of the provisions. In I4Ue the
prices of food aro extremely high, and
the population, already impoverished,
ba great trouble tn obtain food. ' Kggs
oat them .1)1 rent apiece, meat i front
yj.no to a pound when it ia avail
able, shoo are 25 a pair, cloth at
1A a yard, and there is no beer,-milk
r soap to be had, while coal i: di
tributed st the rite of OA pound par
head of the population per month at
the price of .16 cents a pound or 4720
ier ton of 2000 pounds.
No Fresh Meat " '
In Charleville matters are even w'orse.
The people have not had any fresh
neat for two and a half year and fet
other provisions they have to rely en
the relief committee, which make a
listribution twice a week. Each person
'i given in the course of every fort
night the following articlest half a
ound Of baon, half a pound of lard,
half . a.iDouad . of salt meat, pelf, .a
f salt, sometimes a fifth of a pouad-f
pound of haricots, f our-Df tb Of a pound
if coffee, two-fifth of a pound of bl
cuit flour, a ouarter ef a pound of u
rar, and amall quantities of corn re
tidue. Beide these thing each 'per
son receive once a month a can of
condensed milk. In the store toffee
osts kbout . $7 a pound, sugar nearly
2, chocolate nearly $4. The sal of
notatoe ia forbidden.
Work For Qannana
Nearly all the men work for thr
Herman, who forbid them to ' leave
their houses before seven in the morn
ing and they moat return by eight in
At Denaia French prisoners have
Seen employed tn the destruction ef
the fartoriea, from which all th ma
"blnery. ha been taken and sent tn
Germany, while at Salnt-Quentin al'
'he statue have bean taken dowa and
-pecialiett from Germany have removed
everything ef value from the basilica
Even children of school age, most of
whom have not had the opportunity
to go to school three years, are made
to work along the road and in the
. w. a. a.
There will be ao further collections
'or a 50.000 advertising fund to at
ract tourist to the Island until ship
ins facilities are improved here, ac
ording tn a recent decision reached
Sv a committee af the .chamber of rom
merre. A .soon a the present con
'restion af travel improves, the culler
ion of this fund will be resumed.
No Rest For That
Housework ia too hard for a woman
who is half sick, nervous and alwayr
tired. But it keeps piling up, and gives
weak kidney ao time- to recover. If
your back i lam and achy and youi
kidneys irregular; if you have "blue
speus, sick tienaaclies, nervousness,
diaxines and rheumatic pains, usi
Doan's Backaobe Kidney Pills. Tlic.i
have done WtVnder for thousauds ol
women worn out with weak kidneys.
" When Your Back is Lame Remein
her the Name." (Don't simply ask for
a kidney remedy ask distinctly for
Doan 'a Backache Kidney Pills and take
no other). Doan' Backache Kidney
Piila are sold by all druggists and store
keepers, or will be mailed ou receipt of
price by the Holliater Drug Co., or
Benson - Smith ft Co., agents for the
Hawaiian Ialaad. (Advertisement)
II vPlI DAUr TDAlff l
Train From Chicago Td Pacific
Coast Cut One-third Sum
mer Rates Cancelled
WAHHINOTOV, May -( Associated '
Prea) Pavenger travel hy railroad,
will not be encouraged by the gov
ernment during war day:-'' "Jilts is
evidenced Imth by federal and state
action which whs announced yester
day. On thin! of sll of the passenger
trains traversing between the Chicago
And Pacific ('oast (mints are to be
abolished on June 1. This will bring
a aving in operating cost of 12,000,
090 te.hr railroad administration of
kh country besides leaving the tracks
alder: for an added amount, nf freight
' In California, according t despatch
es received from Han Kraaciej last
evening, steps have been taAen to dia
ennrage travel through the elimina
tion of special excursion and summer
vacation rates. This actio waa takea
py the State Railroad Comralaaioa and
It is expected thst other states will
follow along the same lines.
w. a. a.
IN FORCES PLANNED
participation of United ! States
Will Be Made Preponderat
ing Factor tn War
WASHINGTON", May 4 (DffleUl)
Secretary of War Baker announced to
day that the Knifed Htate will call
enough men to the Color to make vic
tory certain. He made knowa that
231,000 more men will be called to tha
army this month from 45 state and
that congress will be asked to appro
priate 115,000,000,000 for tha army
this coming year.
"Let's avoid specific figures," aaid
Secretary Baker, "for thev imnbr lim
it. There is no limit, for the Uelted
State will call enough men to make
factory certain ana; a rapidly as they
eae be trained;" .: , i -
The state or California, Oregoa and
Nevada are not aabject to thia eall ow
ing to tne large number of p rev loo
volunteer Ailing their quotas, -In
April there were called 150.000
o May's eall will maVa th ti ifis
000 Instead of 100,000 monthly, accord
ing io tne original plan.
All present trainfeig camp will ba
used and home enlarccd..-
LAt 'year' amy estimate totaled
ao,ouu,uwuu for ie50U,ooo men, which
force ha already been exaeedel. Flf
teen billion dollar would equip and
maintain a force er 3,1)00,000 mea.
The Cnited Btatea navy will have
500,000 mea by the end of the year,
declared Assistant Secretary FraakJia
u. nooaeveit in a tpeecb at New York.
The present number la 170,000, whereat
it was but 75,000, at the beginning. at
the war, , y, i, ,, .n -
Beeretary ' Booseyeh" asserted that
there are now 170-United rttates war
ship with. 40,000 aailor ia foreign
water, aanmg tnat '"Hardly a day
passes without adding . a ship to tb
Amerieaa fleet over there."
SET AS DRAFT LIMIT
Canada Takes- Men Two Years
Younger Than United States
OTTAWA, May 4 (Associated
Press) The Canadian ( minimum age
limit for calling men into military
servloe will be reduced to nineteen
year. A proclamation to this effect
is being issued and there will be reg
istration oon of those to be drafted
for service wader the new art. More
recruits thus made available may be
called to the color in July.
w. a. a.
HESITATE AT NOTHING
The Frankfurter Zeitun lilunt
ly announced that the t'entral
t'owers must have food and will
hesitate at nothing to secure it.
The capture of Sebastapol by
a German force is expected tn
bring an nd to the opsition to
; iermany on the Rbck Sea. The
( ierman hopes are set forth in the
'!oelnische ZeittiOR:, who says
that the occupation of the Crim
can ort should mean the death in open revolt and the peasants
blow to the Russian Black Sea have repudiated the new govern
tleet, which is left now without i ment forced upon their country
a base and with no port where,
fuel, ammunition and supplies
mav Ixj obtained. '
I he Bolshevist delegates from Powers are preparing to -take
the fleet and the representatix es drastic "tepa to crush the Ukrain
of the German army haa-e already ians, both Berlin and Viciuta
renewed their peace negotiations ' complaining that these people are
and are approaching a satisfac-, making altogether ton much
tui conclusion, which will entail trouble and are not surrendering
i In- .1 isanning of the Russian war their food stuffs when called
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DESPERATE f OH 1
FOOD: YIELDS TO :
Provisionally Turn the
Tyrol and Bohemia
Over o Berlin
IN THE UKRAINE
Robbed of Food, It I
Now To Be Crushed
WASHINGTON, May 5
( Associated Press) Al
though ienna despatchei an
nottnee intense activity all along
the Anstro Italian front, from the',"
sea to the mountains, and it .18
announced that Kmperor Charles 'T,
has left for the front, apparently
o encourage his troops in some .
coming great offensive, the inter- 1;
est attaches more to the political V
and economic newa from that sec-. . ,
tion of Europe than io the war t
news. .'''-. i,
Rome, as a matter of fact, -
makes no mention of the ri-
tense activity" reported from
Vienna, the official Italian Com
munique describing the fighting
on the Italian- front as consisting
of desultory artillerjing and air .
fighting. .' .'"? i:':y.,i.
AUSTRIA DESPERATE i , -The
important news, coming in
official despatches, is that At- '
scribing the straits, to which the
Dual Monarchy, s being, put'for J
food and. the j-evolta .hichjtlie .;
robbing of ' theW-lrainiana .tias l-
precipitated. So" seriotta ,Vaf the-Y.i .
forxl situation throughout 'Austria ,1
that von Seydler.'tht' premier,
has been foirct'vcWa. to' ''5
the pressure of -the German par
ttsanfljandhas agreed to ,)ic t'v''
ta'chnTent of the Northern Tyroil
to Bavaria and of Norther Bohe
mia to Saxony-for the purposes of
provisioning, t : : :;r.--v.;. ft ,
' While this is a confession that '--
Austria cannot feed its -popula- .
tions, it is ia furttier severe weak-
ening of the bonds of the 'Aus- ""'
tro-Hungarian Kcoqfedera.tiori and ";
a confession of the inability of .
Austria to stand without Ger- ,
many. The political consequences . . .
of this surrender of , partial, au- ,
thority over those sections- of ,
Austria bordering upon Germany ,
are expected to be far-reaching.1': , . ;
END OF PREMIER '
The Holland news bureau, re '
porting on the Austrian situation, ' "' '
says that von Seydler will uq
doubtedly be-forced to resign ,A,'
when-the Emperor returns from v,.
the front. Prior to his departure v
from his capital, Emperor Charles ia
empowered von1 Seydler to. dis- .'
solve the diet forthwith, this be
ing necessary because of ' the
ceaseless agitation over the food
situation. . ;. ' ,
ROBBED AND KILLED Jy.
The Ukrainians are being made X
desperate by the manner in which 1
their already scanty food supply '
is being taken from them by the
German military, in the majority
of cases by force. The Ukraine is
at the points of German bayonets.
Despatches to the state depart
ment announce that the Central
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